Recently-appointed manager Sam Allardyce, who’s leading Everton out of the relegation zone following a really late start to the season, gave his own thoughts over Ross Barkley‘s future at the club.
It is understood the England international midfielder was on the verge of moving to Chelsea on Deadline Day, then he decided to stay at Goodison Park. Also Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on the 24-year-old.
“I haven’t had the opportunity yet to find out the true, or the whole scenario and say, ‘Where does it lie?’ and then make a decision one way or the other” Sam Allardyce said, speaking after his side’s away victory at Newcastle.
“I’m not in control of that in too many ways. If someone comes in during January and says ‘Here you go’ and the club say, ‘Look, if he’s not going to sign for us, this has to be the case’ then I accept that.”
He also opened to a January move for the midfielder: “If Ross stays, and stays until the end of the season, and I feel he is giving 100 per cent to the team, like he has done since he was a kid, then he is an available asset until he leaves on a free transfer. I would hate that to happen, but it might do.”